Remote Vacancy Alert: The Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) is looking for a Head of Fundraising, Impact and Communications, Apply!!

About GNDR

We are the Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR). Established in 2007, we are now a network of more than 1,800 organisations in over 130 countries. We work together to prevent hazards like floods, droughts, earthquakes and infectious diseases from becoming disasters where people lose their lives, incomes and assets. We listen to communities that are most at risk, strengthen the capacity of civil society organisations, and advocate for risk-informed development and localisation.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for an inspiring and driven individual to play a key role in driving sustainable income growth and helping us achieve our ambitious goals.

The Head of Fundraising, Impact and Communications, as a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and wider secretariat team is responsible for leading our fundraising and communications strategy; driving significant growth in reach, impact and income in line with GNDR’s strategy and ambitions.

The Head of Fundraising, Impact and Communications will lead an integrated fundraising, monitoring and evaluation, and communications function. The role will ensure a collaborative approach to consistent, distinctive messaging and engagement activity that supports successful fundraising and wider organisational goals linked to influencing policy and engaging external decision-makers.

Overall scope of the role

  • Sustainability and income growth
  • Effective donor relations
  • Funding proposals
  • Impact measurement
  • External Communications
  • Support to Regional Teams
  • Leadership and team management

Candidate requirements

We are ideally looking for candidates that have the following attributes and skills:

  • Extensive experience in fundraising and/or communications roles
  • Relevant NGO experience in the humanitarian or development sector
  • Experience in creating and implementing fundraising and communications strategies
  • Experience in managing relationships and securing funding from institutional donors (e.g. DFID, USAID, EC, etc.)
  • Experience in fundraising from trusts and foundations
  • Experience in writing successful funding proposals and presenting budgets, financial and narrative reports
  • Proven experience in training and/or capacity building
  • Knowledge of fundraising policies and legislation relevant to the UK charity sector
  • Experience line managing and leading high performing teams, with ability to motivate and collaborate with others
  • Excellent Project Cycle Management skills
  • Proposal writing skills
  • Planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation abilities
  • Ability to think strategically
  • A calm, confident and welcoming manner
  • Flexible in their approach to work
  • Good interpersonal manner and comfortable in cross cultural communication with people from different backgrounds
  • A commitment to values of trust, mutual accountability, gender equity and respect for diverse identities and perspectives
  • Committed to GNDR’s mission vision and values


We are accepting applications from candidates based in the UK. Suitable candidates will need to be able to travel internationally when necessary.


The gross annual salary for this role is £56,098 per annum and this is based on working full-time hours. This is a permanent, full-time position.

Start date

Negotiable although we are looking to fill out the position as early as possible.

How to apply

Please upload a copy of your CV and a cover letter by following the link below. We are unable to accept incomplete applications or applications via email. If you have any questions please contact our recruitment team at [email protected]

Closing date: Sunday 3 March 2024

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a satisfactory number of good quality applications.

Please note that due to the high number of applications that we receive we may not be able to provide individual feedback on each application. If you haven’t heard from us after two weeks from the closing date, please assume that, on this occasion, your application has been unsuccessful.


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